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The social investment analyst on charities, donors and social investment | Pioneers Post

The social investment analyst on charities, donors and social investment | Pioneers Post | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Ian Allsop caught up with social investment analyst Dee O'Sullivan Winks to find out how charities and donors are reacting to social investment.
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Social Finance Webinar: Developing a SIB financial model

In a climate of ever shrinking budgets, and increasing pressures on public services to turn to more innovative and preventive solutions, the webinar will exp...
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Tempted by banks? Social investors are the better bet - Third Sector

Tempted by banks? Social investors are the better bet - Third Sector | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Tempted by banks? Social investors are the better bet
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The fact that social impact investors value these non-financial outcomes is what underpins social finance.
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How UC Berkeley MBAs beat the market with a socially responsible fund

How UC Berkeley MBAs beat the market with a socially responsible fund | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Students at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business learn the ins and outs of ethical investing by managing a real-life investment fund - and have achieved a 50% return over six years (Proud to represent the @BerkeleyHaas SRI Fund in @GuardianSustBiz!
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The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector increasingly more important in tackling societal challenges in a difficult economic environment | EVPA

The European Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment sector increasingly more important in tackling societal challenges in a difficult economic environment | EVPA | Social Finance | Scoop.it
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Opportunity for All and Social Innovation: Obama's Policy Agenda - New York Times (blog)

Opportunity for All and Social Innovation: Obama's Policy Agenda - New York Times (blog) | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Opportunity for All and Social Innovation: Obama's Policy Agenda
New York Times (blog)
Among its first efforts to invest in what works, the office established the Social Innovation Fund.
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Interim Report on the UK's Investment and Contract Readiness Fund ...

Interim Report on the UK's Investment and Contract Readiness Fund ... | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Boston Consulting Group has just released an interim report on the ICRF and the approach is showing real impact. The Fund is designed to make grants to social enterprises who are then able to secure professional advice ...
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$5.3M 'Social Impact Bond' Fund For Latin America Launches

$5.3M 'Social Impact Bond' Fund For Latin America Launches | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Social Impact Bonds are coming to Latin America and the Caribbean. Following the lead of the U.K. , the U.S., and other places, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), which provides development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, recently announced that its Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) is testing out the new [...]
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Social Impact Bonds: A Good Investment?

Social Impact Bonds: A Good Investment? | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Social impact bonds are in Alberta’s future. But is there too much risk in the reward? (Social Impact Bonds: A Good Investment?
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Market's 'invisible heart' can ease social problems: expert - Thomson Reuters Foundation (blog)

Market's 'invisible heart' can ease social problems: expert - Thomson Reuters Foundation (blog) | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Market's 'invisible heart' can ease social problems: expert Thomson Reuters Foundation (blog) OXFORD, England (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Financial return and social performance need to be linked to make headway in solving the world's problems,...
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Big Issue Invest’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back: £500,000 investment available for innovative early stage social businesses in Northamptonshire

Big Issue Invest’s Corporate Social Venturing Challenge is back: £500,000 investment available for innovative early stage social businesses in Northamptonshire | Social Finance | Scoop.it
The University of Northampton is a higher education establishment based in Northampton, which offers students undergraduate and postgraduate courses and university degrees (RT @Uni4SE: Calling on early stage #socent in Northants - apply for vital ...
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Unity Trust Bank and CDFA behind crowdfunding plan for local social enterprises | Third Sector

Unity Trust Bank and CDFA behind crowdfunding plan for local social enterprises | Third Sector | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Read 'Unity Trust Bank and CDFA behind crowdfunding plan for local social enterprises' and the latest charity & voluntary sector news & best practice on Third Sector (.@unitytrustbank and @thecdfa to develop crowdfunding scheme to encourage people...
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From the Margins to the Mainstream - Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

From the Margins to the Mainstream - Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors | Social Finance | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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Social impact investing takes center stage at NYSE - Devex

Social impact investing takes center stage at NYSE - Devex | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Social impact investing takes center stage at NYSE Devex When the New York Stock Exchange closes on Monday, the closing bell will sound the call on social impact investing and its potential to tackle some of the world's greatest development...
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UK development bonds will combat global poverty - Press releases - GOV.UK

UK development bonds will combat global poverty - Press releases - GOV.UK | Social Finance | Scoop.it
The UK will launch its first ever development impact bond to improve healthcare in Africa by bringing together private and public investment.
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Six questions for Richard Lindberg - The Guardian

Six questions for Richard Lindberg - The Guardian | Social Finance | Scoop.it
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Six questions for Richard Lindberg
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Through thought leadership and a string of innovations, the UK has positioned itself as a social investment hotbed in recent years.
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Social Finance Showcases: Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) Part 1 - Social Finance

Social Finance Showcases: Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) Part 1 - Social Finance | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Spotlighting YSI’s Support of Youth Innovation Through Investment (Social Finance Showcases: Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund (YSI) Part 1 http://t.co/pWVjJ2TIeP)...
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Payment by social results - Public Finance

Payment by social results - Public Finance | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Payment by social results
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It would seem the promise of social finance, and Social Impact Bonds in particular, has therefore struck a chord at just the right time.
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Canada draws on UK experience to scale up social investment

Canada draws on UK experience to scale up social investment | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Social investment in Ontario is burgeoning and offers rich insights for other countries, reports the City of London's social investment advisor (Exciting things are happening with Social Enterprise in #Canada http://t.co/9y5fp759LH....
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Homelessness Social Impact Investment Property Fund Recognised at City of London Sustainable City Awards / News / Social Enterprise UK

Homelessness Social Impact Investment Property Fund Recognised at City of London Sustainable City Awards / News / Social Enterprise UK | Social Finance | Scoop.it
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The Big Bang theory: how social investment can go mainstream | Pioneers Post

The Big Bang theory: how social investment can go mainstream | Pioneers Post | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Major progress in social investment has been made, but there has been no big bang yet to create a fully functioning ecosystem ("2014 will be the year for social investment" - @CAFVenturesome on how #socinv can go mainstream
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Grants help eight social enterprises raise £35m - Telegraph

Grants help eight social enterprises raise £35m - Telegraph | Social Finance | Scoop.it
A Government-backed social investment fund has helped eight firms unlock public sector contracts and raise private investment (8 of the 94 social ventures we’ve funded through the £10m Investment & Contract Readiness Fund have raised...
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Crowdfunding sites are letting you get something new: slice of profits - Boston Globe

Crowdfunding sites are letting you get something new: slice of profits - Boston Globe | Social Finance | Scoop.it
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Crowdfunding sites are letting you get something new: slice of profits
Boston Globe
And recent college graduates can turn to Social Finance to refinance their loans with help from alumni.
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Ventures backed by Investment and Contract Readiness Fund raise £35m

Ventures backed by Investment and Contract Readiness Fund raise £35m | Social Finance | Scoop.it
Eight of the 94 social ventures funded by the Cabinet Office’s £10m Investment and Contract Readiness Fund have won funding worth a total of £35m, according to (Ventures backed by Investment and Contract Readiness Fund raise £35m: Eight of...
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Why impact investment could soon be a trillion-dollar industry - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Why impact investment could soon be a trillion-dollar industry - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Social Finance | Scoop.it
By the end of the decade, impact investment has the potential to reach $1 trillion (£600 billion) and deliver significant social benefits, according to Je (RT @AspiriantNews: .@AspiriantNews Jennifer Kenning on why #impinv could soon be a trillion-dollar...
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